Frank Corrado calls for risky move from Maple Leafs.
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Frank Corrado calls for risky move from Maple Leafs.

The former Toronto Maple Leaf calls on his former team to make a risky move on Monday.

Jonathan Larivee

Former Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Frank Corrado is calling on his team to take a pretty big gamble. The former National Hockey League player turned analyst took to social media on Sunday and suggested that the Maple Leafs should consider a rather large gamble on the waiver wire on Monday.

Corrado pointed to the availability of veteran defenseman Zach Bogosian on waivers and made the argument that, given some of the injuries the Leafs have suffered on the blue line already, that the Maple Leafs should seriously consider submitting a claim for the Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman.

"If I’m the Leafs I’m taking a long look at claiming Bogosian," said Corrado on Sunday. "He’s better than the options they put on waivers today and is a viable option in the lineup with Timmins out for a while."

The Maple Leafs do have enough contract slots to make the move a reality but there are other factors at play here including a decline in the 33 year old Bogosian's play in recent years as well as their current salary cap situation. Although players sent to the waiver wire at this time of year tend to be those with salaries close to the league minimum, Bogosian is earning slightly more than that with a cap hit of $850,000 for this upcoming season.

The Leafs are familiar with the former first round pick however, with Bogosian having played 45 games for the Maple Leafs during the shortened 2020-21 regular season, although not many look back favorably on Bogosian's brief time spent in a Maple Leafs uniform.

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